Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) August 08, 2012
With the sizzling summer of 2012 bringing record heat and with it, mounting residential electricity bills and the risk of more brownouts, Tendril, the leader in delivering consumer engagement applications and services, is helping to stabilize energy delivery services and save consumers energy and money. The company has worked with more than 40 energy provider and ecosystem customers and in the last five months alone has added more than 3.5 million households onto its software platform across multiple touch points including home energy reports, a web portal, as well as smart in-home devices and load control switches. These touch points are delivered as part of energy efficiency, demand response and load control programs designed to help reduce the threat of peak load outages and household budget-crippling utility bills.
The company’s growth has exponentially increased the amount of ‘big data’ handled by its Tendril Connect™ cloud platform. Tendril Connect is now processing nearly five terabytes of data each month including real-time meter, pricing, billing, demographic, building science, weather, and behavioral data. The Tendril Connect platform uses best-of-breed technologies including Hadoop, Cassandra and CloudFront for effectively processing, storing, and performing analytics on this high-volume, distributed data to allow unsurpassed performance and insight.
Some highlights of Tendril’s work with its utility customers and partners to help consumers save on energy and their electric bills, include:
“Massive heat waves and near-constant peak demand are not good for utilities, their customers or the grid, and can result in brownouts, interruptions in service and high electricity costs for consumers,” said Adrian Tuck, CEO of Tendril. “Preventing service interruptions in the future requires a mix of smart hardware, software, marketing and education, all of which we provide to consumers through our utility customers. Thankfully, we’re having a tangible impact on households around the world as consumers look for ways to become more efficient and save on their utility bills.”
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One of the unique capabilities that Tendril provides its utility customers is an “Ask the Expert” service and feature within Energize that allows consumers to interact with a live expert and ask about energy-saving measures and tips. Some of the top recommendations Tendril’s experts offer are the subject of a blog post titled, “Take it from an Expert: 5 Easy, No-Cost Steps to Save Energy Now."
The combination of an integrated approach to consumer engagement and the customer journey, and delivering software applications, smart hardware, marketing services and consumer education has led to proven energy savings and improved consumer engagement and satisfaction. For example:
Tendril is changing the way the world uses energy with its groundbreaking consumer engagement applications and services. Energy providers, product manufacturers, and consumer channel partners use Tendril’s solutions to foster deeper consumer relationships, differentiate their products, achieve business objectives and drive increased value over the lifetime of the consumer. The company’s flagship application suite, Tendril Energize™ delivers the insight, choice and control utilities and consumers need to meet their energy management goals. All of its solutions are built on Tendril Connect™, an open software platform that integrates an ecosystem of product and service providers, enabling them to engage consumers and seamlessly engage, extend and evolve their offerings. Tendril has worked with more than 40 energy providers as well as product and service providers and has implemented more than 50 smart energy projects around the world. In 2012, the company opened its platform to developers to support the creation of an open application marketplace. It now has more than 400 developers registered in the program and more than 20 applications have been built using Tendril Connect.
Tendril is headquartered in Boulder, Colo. with regional offices in Boston, San Francisco, and Melbourne, Australia. It is venture backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners, Siemens Venture Capital (SVC), Good Energies, RRE Ventures and GE. For more information, visit http://www.tendrilinc.com.